Emily Randall

Washington State Senate, District 26

Emily will continue to be the only out queer woman serving in the Washington State Senate!

Biography

Emily Randall is currently serving as the State Senator for Washington’s 26th District.

Emily was born and raised on the Kitsap Peninsula, in the community she represents. She’s the daughter and granddaughter, sister and niece of union workers and veterans, hospital employees and educators. In the State Senate, Emily has fought for the rights of working people – helping to finally pass mandatory meal and rest breaks for nurses, and important health occupational protections for firefighters, EMTs, and law enforcement.

The first in her family to graduate college, Emily knows the barriers that first gen and low income students and families face when contemplating college and career options. That’s why she’s used her position as Chair of the Higher Education & Workforce Development committee to strengthen Washington’s financial aid programs, create support structures for students experiencing homelessness & food insecurity, and center equity in higher ed policy. And it’s why she’s working hard to ensure apprenticeship graduates in Washington receive the financial aid and college credit they deserve.

Emily has dedicated her career to expanding access to affordable healthcare for women and families across the country. Her commitment is personal. Emily’s sister, Olivia, was born with severe developmental and physical disabilities, and because of her access to Medicaid she was able to live a happy life for 19 years at home with her family. That’s why Emily has spent her time in the Senate working to expand healthcare access – leading the charge to expand postpartum Medicaid coverage from 60 days to a full year, and establishing the state’s Universal Health Care Commission.

Elected in 2018, Emily made history as the first out queer woman elected to the Washington State Senate. She quickly rose to leadership as the Majority Caucus Whip, and is committed to fighting for the hardworking people of her community – not special interests.

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